Due to the recent unpredictable weather and wind forecasts and also lack of numbers attending, it has been decided to change the BBQ to a cheese and wine party on the “D” pontoon in Burnham Yacht Harbour using primarily Pax backed up by Storm and Bluemoon as the venue. The timings remain as published HW 2pm race start approx’ 12:00 noon and finish back at BYH for about 2:30pm – 3:00pm for a pontoon party. Food and wine will be provided free to all attendees. Course details will be issued as normal prior to the start of the race.
Those thinking of going on the Calais Rally should check the information on the forum. but just to give you a taster .
Information obtained via the marina website:
As you enter the harbour stick to right (Starboard) side to keep out of the ferries way, there is a large sign on the wall as you enter the harbour directing yachts to to the right. Observe all traffic signals. Calais Port controll are on vhf ch 17. Mooring buoys outside the lock gate are available for waiting, as the swing bridge prevents entry until traffic stops and then the bridge opens for only a few minutes to allow boat access to marina.
Sounding a horn 4 times if you are only boat waiting alerts them you are waiting. The first opening is high tide minus -2 hrs, then -1, then at high tide. Then +1, then +2hrs, last opening +3 hrs after high tide. 6 Openings each high tide.
Check on the internet at http://www.cote-dopale.com/tourisme/ouverture-du-pont-henri-h2non-de-calais for exact times. once inside you can’t leave the marina until bridge opens againat the next high tide times, and the lock gate is open.
or you can email to:email@example.com
The April 22nd Fitting out dinner held at the Royal Burnham Yacht Club was attended by 62 members and guests. The Sid Butler tribute dinner was combined with the annual fitting out dinner,
Tributes were paid to Sid by members of the Narrow Seas, Ernie Brown, Eddie O’Riordan and Donald Neale to mention a few. Members of Sid’s family and friends were in attendance and whilst the memories were of friends and days gone by, the pleasure of the company present made it a spectacularly enjoyable evening, despite the singing which was won by the starboard side.